New start/stop technology shuts down the 2.5L engine to save fuel when the Malibu stops momentarily, such as stoplights, contributing to an estimated five-percent increase in city fuel economy. An auxiliary battery powers electric accessories such as the climate system, power windows and radio during engine restarts.
Chassis and suspension updates contribute to the 2014 Malibu�s more refined driving experience, including rebound springs that are internal to the struts. They enable more refined calibration of the dampers for a smoother overall ride, while also improving body roll control and weight transfer during acceleration or turning.
The 2014 Malibu�s front fascia features a new, more prominent lower grille and the hood extends down and over the leading edge of a narrower upper grille. The grille openings are wider and accented with chrome.
The 2014 Malibu�s revised front-end appearance is influenced by the all-new Impala, creating a more cohesive look across Chevrolet�s sedan lineup.
The 2014 Chevrolet Malibu�s redesigned center console provides storage room for two cell phones and a pair of cup holders.